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Talk Durham Book Festival | Michael Chaplin: Newcastle United Stole My Heart

Durham Book Festival | Michael Chaplin: Newcastle United Stole My Heart

Synopsis

When 5-year-old Michael Chaplin landed in a strange city of ships in the late 1950s, he looked in vain for something that would anchor him to it, make him feel at home. Then, one Saturday afternoon, it came: the roar of a crowd, and a football team to support. Young Michael became an avid Newcastle United fan, and has remained one – if sometimes disenchanted – for over sixty years.

In this football memoir with a difference, the celebrated playwright and screenwriter tells the story of his six-decade love affair with the club, each chapter recreating an iconic Newcastle match: the players who graced the game, the changing face of Newcastle, and the ups and downs of Michael’s own life and career.

Michael Chaplin is a playwright, television and non-fiction writer, as well as a former producer and executive at ITV and the BBC. His writing credits include the highly successful television series Grafters and Monarch of the Glen, as well as nearly 100 plays for the theatre and BBC Radio 4. 

Chaired by Mike Amos, author of Unconsidered Trifles: Memories of a Jobbing Journalist.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Sat 16 Oct 2021, 1:00pm

Live subtitling by MyClearText

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Venue details

Gala Theatre
Millennium Place
Durham
DH1 1WA

Phone: 03000 266 600

Website: Gala Theatre

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